The Flash – For the fast paced…
Here’s another action-packed slot for your entertainment – The Flash! It’s from the NextGen Justice League series that was created in partnership with DC Comics. Our speedy superhero’s slot is packed with an entire array of money-making features. There are Wilds with multipliers, Expanding Wilds, Spin Replay and some free re-spins too. What’s slightly ironic is that it’s the villains that deliver most of these features, not The Flash. Thanks, baddies!
The Flash Mobile Slot Game Mechanics
Basics first. There are 5 reels and 50 (fixed) paylines in The Flash slot. The game accepts wagers between 1p to £2 per payline. Multiply that by 50 paylines, and you’ll get a minimum bet of 50p and a maximum bet of £100. I suppose it’s a game that is targeted at players with slightly bigger budgets. Fifty pence spins do go by quickly, if you only have few pounds to play with! The game also presents the option of wagering an extra 10 coins per spin to activate the Bonus Bet (that’s 10p to £20p extra; or 10 x wager per payline).
The Flash slot reels are composed of ten base game symbols. The highest-paying symbols are those three villains (Captain Snow, Gorilla Grodd and the Mirror Master); you could win up to 250x your wager with five of them lined up on a payline. Then, there’s a bunch of gadgets (a compass, a torchlight and The Flash’s speedy boots). Finally, there’s J, Q, K and A.
The Flash himself is the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols on the screen except scatters. The value of the Wild Multipliers varies based on whether or not the Bonus Bet is switched on. Three times without the bonus bet or 5x in the base game and and impressive 10x in the free spins with the bonus bet.
Before we dive into the features, here’s a little public service announcement. Please make sure you activate the Bonus Bet option; simply press the button on the right hand side of the screen to do so. Only then will you be able to enjoy the fantastic Rogue Gallery feature. Bonus Bet tacks on an extra 10 coins onto the cost of each spin. The increase is almost negligible; for example, a 50p bet becomes 60p and a £1 bet becomes £1.20.
Anyway, back to our discussion on The Flash’s features. Titled Rogue Gallery, you’ll pay a visit to all of the iconic villains in this DC comic series. First off, you need to get yourself three or more scatter symbols – the logo of the Flash – on the reels, which in turn awards you with 12 free spins. Before your free spins series begin, you get to choose one of three villains, along with their uncharacteristically helpful evil powers.
- Captain Cold: Captain Cold freezes one reel over and covers the entire reel with Wild symbols. Then, you’ll also get one free re-spin to reap the fruits of this Expanding Wild feature.
- Gorilla Grodd: This villain appears on every one of the 12 free spins and turns one random symbol on the reels wild.
- Mirror Master: After any free game, the Mirror Master may take you back in time, replaying the last 4 free games. Let’s hope there was lots of wins in the last four spins!
From my experience, I’ll say that Gorilla Grodd was the most reliable villain of the three, in terms of delivering wins. Mirror Master was a little bit of a hit and miss while Captain Cold didn’t appear quite often enough.
Aside from the Rogue Gallery free spins, there is also a Speedsters feature baked into the base game. The Flash might just zoom past the screen and turn extra symbols on the reels wild. This happens at random, so try not to blink!
Finally, there’s a Gamble feature too, in which you guess the correct colour or card suit to win. It’s a classic game of risk; if you dare, you could multiply your win by up to four times! Of course, if you lose, you’ll walk away with nothing.
User Interface And Gaming Experience
The game is set against the backdrop of Central City. When you activate Bonus Bet, the backdrop changes too. Now, you’re in the heat of the action and the reels light up with an intense red glow. Be it the artwork or the animation, The Flash slot is executed to perfection. NextGen really honoured the DC Comics series and brought the original comic book characters to life.
What's Great About The Flash Mobile Slot?
Would you like to know about how The Flash came to be? Here’s Barry Allen, a forensic police well-known for always being late (ha!). His transformation came when a lightning bolt shatters a case full of chemicals, which then spills all over Allen. With his newly-minted speed, he dubs himself The Flash and becomes Central City’s resident crime fighter.
So, Here's Our Take On This Game
Of all the games in NextGen and DC Comics slot series, I think The Flash is the most easygoing of the lot. The Superman slot had more features and Batman was heavy on the animation. In contrast, The Flash packs all of that action with a light touch. The Flash also matches the payouts offered in the heavyweights’ slots. Before you get on, I’ll leave you with only one piece of advice: don’t forget to activate the bonus bet. The features are too good to be missed. Play Flash at GoWin casino now!